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BulgariaSat 1

BulgariaSat 1 [SSL]

BulgariaSat 1 is a geostationary communications atellite to provide Direct-to-Home (DTH) television service in the Balkan region.

Space Systems/Loral announced in September 2014 that it has been awarded a contract to provide a new satellite to Bulgaria Sat. The satellite is built on the SSL-1300 platform and carries 3 Ku-band FSS transponders and 30 Ku-band BSS transponders.

The satellite, BulgariaSat-1, will provide DTH services and fixed satellite services in the Balkans and other European regions to help meet the growing demand for telecommunications services. BulgariaSat-1 will be equipped with 3 Ku-band FSS transponders and 30 Ku-band BSS transponders for fixed satellite services and advanced television services such as high definition television. It will be postioned at 2 East.

Nation: Bulgaria
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: Bulgaria Sat
Contractors: Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)
Equipment: 3 Ku-band FSS transponders and 30 Ku-band BSS transponders
Configuration: SSL-1300
Propulsion: R-4D-11
Power: 2 deployable solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: 15 years (minimum); 18 years (projected)
Mass: 3669 kg
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
BulgariaSat 1 2017-038A 23.06.2017 CCK LC-39A Falcon-9 v1.2

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